Lou Reed’s Equipment Collection Going Up For Auction
Over the course of his lifetime, Lou Reed acquired a considerable amount of of musical gear. Now in the wake of his passing last year, a small sliver of his collection is going up for public auction. Sister Ray Enterprises is turning to eBay in order to raise funds for the ongoing Lou Reed Archive project. Most of the more coveted pieces like guitars, amps and pedals are being kept in the vault, but a variety of road cases, keyboards, power supplies and other electric units that the former Velvet Underground singer/guitarist used on tour are being offered up to the public. Reed had a reputation as a gearhead and, in some interviews later in his life, preferred to talk about the production of his albums than his music. On Reed’s official Facebook page it was noted that, “new items will be posted every few days. A wide variety of items will be available. All of these items were kept at Sister Ray Enterprises and were used by Lou and his band on tour.” For those lucky enough to reside in Reed’s beloved New York City, a variety of items will be available for pickup before they ever even make it onto the web.